Dental Sealants

Dr. Jorge Reyes and Dr. Catalina Madrigal provide dental sealants to prevent tooth decay and help you maintain a healthy smile. Sealants are a powerful tool in protecting your teeth, and play an important role in your overall preventive treatment plan.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are a type of preventive treatment used to protect teeth from cavities and decay. Sealants are made from clear or tooth-colored resin, which is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Once in place, sealants block bacteria, food debris and other decay-causing factors from the teeth to keep them healthy. Because the sealant forms a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of the teeth, this also makes it easier to keep your teeth clean with normal brushing. Dental sealants can be placed quickly and comfortably, and are often applied during your routine cleanings and exams.

Who Should Receive Dental Sealants

Sealants are typically recommended for children when their permanent molars come in (between ages 6 and 12). Adults who are prone to decay are also excellent candidates for this treatment. Once in place, sealants last for several years to offer long-term protection for your smile.

Make An Appointment

For more information about dental sealants in Escondido, California, and to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists, call TLC Escondido Dental today at 760-741-5775.